Couldn’t resist posting one more sumac shot:
This one I played with the processing a bit.
Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t.
Sumac leaves turn the most gorgeous red in the fall. The seed pods are also a deep red. It seems that red and sumac go together.
Against a white background, they stand out even better!
The bush near our place is a very pleasant place to be these days.
Quiet, tranquil and cold enough to make one aware.
I shot an arrow into the air…
It fell to earth…
I don’t know.
What’s under the surface?
Perhaps a shrine?…altar?…?
Designed to disintegrate.
Ice Follies is back on Lake Nipissing. Two years ago I wrote THIS . Smaller this year but enjoyable none-the-less.
I spent an enjoyable time on the ice today making photos of the constructions.
Looks like a building from a distance.
Around here, February can produce some of the most beautiful scenes of the year.
Like this one:
Delicate is the word for the painting that Mother Nature does.
A small birch grove near our place.
A bit of winter calm before spring arrives.
Is the bow a bit of gilding the lily? Time to replace the lightbulb?
The red butt-bucket is a nice touch.
Not much doing on a drab Thursday afternoon.
Silver Star has a rule for building decoration based on Victorian times as I understand it. Any building erected must be painted in at least seven colours (different tones count). This creates a most colourful and interesting set of accommodations – single dwellings and hotels are decorated in most interesting ways. Definitely not drab.
Fortunately the rule doesn’t apply to skiing/boarding apparel, although attempts to follow it appear to be made by some.
Interestingly enough, the administration building (background centre left) is brick and somewhat boring.
Those who go to the mountain wear colourful plumage!
And they sometimes fly very fast.